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Sanctuary of Lykaios Zeus

Last Update: Aug 2009
Archaeological site, Cultural heritage LYKEO , ARCADIA , GREECE
22025 LYKEO , ARCADIA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 27910 25780

Sanctuary of Lykaios Zeus - Overview

  Pausanias mentions that on the mountain called Lykaion there was the city of Lykosoura which was the oldest city in the world. Besides, the genealogical myths of the people of Arcadia and also the founders of the Arcadic cities had their origins there. In Antiquity, the area constituted a major athletic and religious centre, but cases of human sacrifices on the site cannot be ascertained.
  The temple and the athletic and other installations were partly excavated during the last century by the Greek Archaeological Society under the direction of Konstantinos Kourouniotis.

  The most important monuments of the site are:
•The altar of Lykaios Zeus and its surrounding wall.
•The Stadium
•The Hippodrome
•The tholos
•The fountains
•The cisterns
•The guests' quarters

Sanctuary of Lykaios Zeus - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 2710 225243, Fax: 2710 242227, Email:  
    39th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Tripoli

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Ancient monuments • Stoas • Fountain • Stadium • Altars • Buildings
Ancient sanctuary • Sanctuary of Zeus

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